|Charly Chiarelli and Christmas, Art Waves #101|
Known for his hilarious and touching trilogy of one-person shows about his life--Cu'Fu?, Mangiacake and Sunamabeach--Charly Chiarelli knows how to delight audiences with his storytelling as well as with his prowess on the harmonica. Upon hearing that he was in town this December, Art Waves asked him to come by and tell us about Christmas, from his point of view both as a child and as an adult. It's a great conversation, and there's even a stocking-stuffer! The interview is followed by Charly's c...
Keywords: Santa Claus; Ho Ho Hum; Hamilton; Sicily; immigration; blues harmonica
|Harrison Kennedy, Bluesman, Art Waves #109|
Brought up in the legendary Washington family of singers and musicians, Harrison Kennedy is as fine a bluesman as you are ever going to hear. Indeed when he stopped by the Art Waves studio, he was fresh from bowling them over at the Memphis Blues Challenge. Tune in to hear why Harrison Kennedy has a right to sing the blues, and why doing so gives him--and his lucky audiences--so much joy.
Keywords: blues; songwriting; Lady Day; the Washington family; Jackie Washington; Duke Ellington; Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
|187 Rita Chiarelli (aired Apr. 21, 2013)|
Hamilton's Goddess of the Blues, Rita Chiarelli brings her powerful voice to Art Waves to tell us about her most recent project, the documentary film Music from the Big House. She also shares some stories of Cuore, her brilliant CD of traditional Italian songs. At the end we have included six of her greatest songs, so feast your senses with the sublime Rita Chiarelli.
Keywords: Edward Johnson; Big Mama Thornton; Coco Taylor; Etta James; Buddy Guy; Mike Bloomfield; Long John Baldry; Angola Prison; The Blues Highway; Robert Johnson; Bessie Smith; John Lomax; Cathy Fontenot; Burl Cain; Bruce McDonald; Cache Film and Television